It is with great joy, yet with caution that Redeemer will return to in-person worship services on Sunday September 27th. Sunday school will resume at 9:15am followed by Worship services at 10:30am.
The council has implemented guidelines for a safe return to service based on religious/places of worship best practices. These, if not for your own safety, we will require out of respect for those persons that are at risk. If you can’t abide by the guidelines, please do not attend. The following are a few of the requirements for resuming in-person services:
· Entrance to the church will be through the main door on the East side
· Face masks are required of all in-person worship attendees including children (If you do not have one, an usher will provide you with one)
· Touch Free Temperatures will be taken
· Children should be escorted to their designated areas by a parent or usher
· Children will be required to follow the directions of the teachers
· An Usher will seat you so as to keep required distancing
· Attendance and seating will be recorded for trace tracking regulations
· Practice social distancing outside of your family (6 feet)
· No bulletins or hymnals
· No Personal Touch Rituals at In-Person Worship
· No Congregational Singing at In-Person Worship
· Ushers will escort you to the exits
We hope that this will be a worshipful service, even with the safety precautions! Also, as we haven't met for public worship for several months, we hope that the Redeemer virtual worship services on the web have been spiritually helpful for your faith. Our plan is to continue to record services and post on-line for those that can’t attend, are not comfortable attending in person or are unable to agree to the guidelines.
We want to make our first indoor service back a safe, joyful, sincere faith experience to worship and honor our living God, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The Redeemer Church Council
The Redeemer Board of Christian Ed would like to invite you to partake in the long-time tradition of the Flowering of the Cross, which demonstrates that Jesus has risen and is alive!
The 2020 cross is placed in front of the Church. You are welcome to come and place flowers on the cross any time after 9:00 am on Saturday, April 11th, through Sunday, Easter morning at 10:30 am. You are then welcome to stop by (any time) after 10:30 am Easter Sunday to take pictures!
If you choose to participate, please make sure to follow the guidelines below:
• People should not enter the church, unless it is an emergency.
• People will remain in their automobiles at all times, until their turn to add flowers to the cross.
• At no time, will there be more than 10 people as a group, and no closer than 6 feet from each other.
• Parents should keep their children with them at all times and protect their safety.
• Hand sanitizer should be used before and after handling flowers at the cross.
• Recommend those not flowering the cross should remain in their car at all times for safety.
• Older parents, grandparents or others with underlying conditions, should not exit their cars.
• Families may return later, to take pictures (if you would like) when the “flowering” is complete.
For safety, please do not go to the store to buy flowers. There are many opportunities to pick your own flowers.
We encourage all participates to enjoy this intimate time with your family from the safety of your vehicle. A time to be together, a time to talk about the cross and what it represents to us as Christians. Take your bibles and read the recommended scriptures below. Have fun, be safe.
· Acts 10:34-43
· Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
· Matthew 28:1-10
Thank you in advance for helping to continue this long-time tradition of Redeemer.
Let us continue to Praise God during these difficult times, and come together, as best we can, to celebrate Jesus who died to save us!
We pray that you all have a Blessed Easter.